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How to Start an Online Corporate Training Program

06 July 2015

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Businesses across diverse industry verticals are in a continuous struggle to either gain or sustain a competitive edge over other players. To attain a winning edge over competition, some businesses are focused towards devising strategies to lower their operating costs, others are struggling for global expansion, while the remaining have their dibs on developing a strong workforce through providing them quality training.

Undoubtedly, employees are the most valuable assets for any organization regardless of the industry. Committed and skillful employees can truly take your business to greater heights. Though investing in employee training is a great idea to secure an edge over the rest, it can be extremely expensive if you plan to train them using traditional methods like organizing workshops and booking venues for training sessions. However, there is one way to help you achieve your goals and that is e-learning management system.

Training through an online platform is the best and most cost-effective way to not only develop a skilled workforce but also to expand globally. It allows you to provide corporate training to your employees on a digital landscape, saving you a considerable amount of training costs..

Here are some great tips to help you start an online corporate training program and ensure the switch to online training platform is a huge success for your company:

Set Your Goals

To ensure your switch is a big success, you must first clearly define your training objectives and goals, and understand your purpose. This will help you devise training programs and tailor content accordingly.

Decide Your Training Format

After setting your goals, now it’s time to decide your training format. For example do you want training to be only text based or a combination of both text and video conference? After a proper training session, will you like to assess your employees and evaluate how much they have gained from the training session? Will you like to get their feedback and conduct a survey about the training provided?

By answering these questions, you’ll be able to able to create a proper training format and achieve your targeted goals.

Select a Vendor

It is important to understand that there is a large variety of learning management systems available in the market boasting different tools and features. Once you are clear about the purpose and training goals and have determined the format of your training program, it will be easier for you to select an LMS vendor. Look at the range of options available and whether or not they can help you achieve your purpose. For example, if your goal is to provide both text and video based training, then look for a corporate training system that gives you the option to upload content in all file formats and also allows you to conduct face-to-face training sessions.

Once you select your vendor, all you need to do is to upload course material and invite trainees to get going!

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